Flash Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
701 PM EDT THU MAY 28 2015

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SPARTANBURG SC-
701 PM EDT THU MAY 28 2015

...THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 830 PM EDT FOR
SPARTANBURG COUNTY...

AT 659 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR AND AUTOMATED RAIN GAUGES INDICATED
THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN OVER THE WARNED AREA. TWO TO
THREE INCHES OF RAIN HAS FALLEN OVER THE LAST TWO HOURS. FLASH
FLOODING HAS BEEN REPORTED ON AREA ROADWAYS.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
SPARTANBURG...BOILING SPRINGS...PACOLET...COWPENS...WELLFORD...
INMAN...MAYO...ROEBUCK...CHESNEE AND PACOLET MILLS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...URBAN AREAS...HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES
AS WELL AS OTHER DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS. STAY AWAY FROM
STORM DRAINS...CULVERTS...CREEKS AND STREAMS. WATER LEVELS CAN RISE
RAPIDLY AND SWEEP YOU AWAY.

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES. DO NOT DRIVE INTO AREAS WHERE
WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. ONLY A FEW INCHES OF RAPIDLY FLOWING WATER
CAN CARRY AWAY YOUR VEHICLE. TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

PLEASE REPORT FLOOD WATER FLOWING OVER ROADS OR THREATENING
PROPERTY...OR LANDSLIDES TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE
SPARTANBURG BY CALLING TOLL FREE...1...800...2 6 7...8 1 0 1...OR BY
POSTING ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE...OR TWEET IT USING HASHTAG NWSGSP. YOUR
MESSAGE SHOULD DESCRIBE THE EVENT AND THE SPECIFIC LOCATION WHERE IT
OCCURRED.

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LAT...LON 3478 8211 3519 8213 3518 8188 3506 8181
      3504 8181 3504 8180 3503 8179 3493 8176
      3493 8174 3491 8171 3484 8178 3477 8180

$$

CDG


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